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  volume 1. issue two  
A collection of poetry
by Patricia Wellingham-Jones

from Mongolian Art Exhibit

I turn a corner, stunned now by faces / on the wall—masks of deities, shamans, / in papier-mâché, carved wood, stuffed skin. / Black brows pull down over glaring eyes, / red mouths stretch in snarls or gentle smiles. (more...)
Patricia Wellingham-Jones
Isabelle Ghaneh
Todd Heldt
Pamela Miller
Joan Dy
Lina ramona Vitkauskas
Michelle Bitting
Arthur Joyce
Adrienne Lewis
Anne Durant
Kathryn Ugoretz
Cheryl Stiles
Ellaraine Lockie
Arlene Ang
Ellen Wade Beals
JeFF Stumpo
Lita Sorensen
Andrena Zawinski
Rebecca Clark
Jim Coppoc
Carly Sachs
Siri Steiner
Theodore Worozbyt
Hal Ackerman
Gretchen Skillman
Shawn Sargent
Rebecca Harper
Concetta Ceriello
Patrick Tucker
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Written with Light
by JeFF Stumpo

The natives had it
                The camera
doesn’t steal their souls.

The photographer is the one
who forces
                his essence
through mirror, lens, and filter

until the light beats it back
onto a thin
                strip of film.

JeFF Stumpo is author of El Oceano y La Serpiente / The Ocean and The Serpent, a multilingual chapbook confounding the history/story and other borders; co-founder and co-editor of Big Tex[t], an online literary journal based at Texas A&M University (bigtext.tamu.edu); and founder and host of Javashock, the Brazos Valley's poetry slam. He can be reached at jeff.stumpo@gmail.com.
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